Based: Cape Town
Dubmasta China (also known as MC Raggasouljah – as a vocalist; and performing with DJ Invizable as Dubmasta China) started out as a professional deejay in 1989 while studying at The University of Cape Town. From then on he started playing regular gigs for the Reggae Appreciation Society at UCT. Also started playing at small private functions. He was also already a performing spoken word artist since 1988. His career as a Ragga mc took off in 1992 when he started free styling with The Streaks, a two-tone ska band which included members like Josh Hawks – currently bassist for Freshly Ground. His club deejay career started out at Ruby In The Dust, a small live music venue in Observatory (Cape Town) around 1994 and became resident deejay at The Ruby Temple of Music in Salt River (The Temple of Music was a bigger venue run by the owners of Ruby In The Dust).
2015: Rocking the Daisies Festival with DJ Invizable and Niskerone; October 2015.
2016: 1 & 2 July 6 hour dj sets at Pitch Festival; Amsterdam the Netherlands.
2016: 23 July De Leuke Festival; Utrecht; The Netherlands with KD Soundsystem.
2016: 16 July Afro-Latino Festival; Belgium with KD Soundsystem.
2016: 28, 29 & 30 July Festival le Escales, St Nazaire, France.
2016: 7 October, Rocking The Daisies Festival with DJ Invizable.
2016: 31 December, Smoking Dragon Festival, Amphitheatre Backpackers, Drakensberg.
2017: 28 January – The Sun International Met at the Kenilworth Racecourse. Also played the Littlegig Festival at Wiesenhof, Stellenbosch.
2017: 10 February – Percussionist with DJ Invizable at the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, City Hall, Cape Town.
2017: 26 March – Sizzled Summer Block Party, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town. Percussion with Invizable.
2017: 1 July – joined MuthaFM as a radio deejay with my own Reggae/Dancehall show called Word Sound & Power, every Monday from 12-3pm ZA time.
2017: 17 & 18 August – Dank Parties in Johannesburg and Pretoria – Percussion with DJ Invizable.
2017: 16 September – Opening of Zeitz Mocca Museum of African Contemporary Art – Percussion with DJ Invizable.
2017: 26 December – Sizzled Summer Festival, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town. Percussion with deejays Fistaz Maxwell and Glen Lewis.
2017: 30 December – Vic Falls Carnival, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. One hour solo dj set and one hour percussion set with DJ Invizable.